Home Buyers Survey Purley

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Purley. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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Purley is a South London suburban town with a garden suburb developed in the early 20th century (between 1903 and 1925) by William Webb: he bought the 260 acre site south of Foxley Lane in 1888. Probably the most desirable street is Rose Walk.

Purley has a mix of Victorian, Edwardian and Twenties and Thirties houses, plus modern flats in the town centre. Woodcote Park Estate has large detached houses. There are many terrace houses in Downs Court Road.

New developments include Purley Court in Brighton Road (1 and 2 bedroom penthouses built on top of a 1930s Art Deco block) and Beechwood Place in Woodcote Valley Road, which offers flats in 2 blocks which look like the surrounding detached houses.


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All properties in Purley, including streets such as Monahan Avenue and Brancaster Lane, are in an area which is subject to flood alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Purley, including streets such as Brancaster Lane and Purley Bury Close, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 3 – 5% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
A recent Regulated Local Authority Search for a property Grovelands Road, Purley CR8 4LB, noted that the property was in a local authority area where Transport for London have proposed an extension to the existing Croydon tramlink referred to as the 'Dingwall Road Loop'.

Details are available at More information about this can be accessed via theTramlink – Dingwall Road Loop

SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth.

Listed Building Survey Purley

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Purley. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Purley

Building Survey Purley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Croydon Council at Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, telephone 0208 726 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Purley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Croydon, Kenley, Coulsdon, Reedham, Riddlesdown, Winchmore Hill and Waddon.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Purley. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Purley we'll be able to give you the detailed Purley HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Purley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Russell Hill, Westbury, Purley, CR8 2JA
  • 64 Hyde Road, South Croydon, CR2 9NQ
  • 47 Hartley Hill, Purley, CR8 4EQ
  • Flat 3, Faygate Court, 218 Pampisford Road, South Croydon, CR2 6BY
  • Flat 7, 31 Birdhurst Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7EF

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Purley to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Purley.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in Purley, incredibly important.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Purley, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Any number of people have been understandably confused between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Purley you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects the property may have.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any defects which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.

This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend.

You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.


Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is squarely for your benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0207 112 5388 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

Mortgage valuations: not the same as homebuyers surveys, an example from SAM Conveyancing